A Case of Exploding Mangoes

Author(s): Mohammed Hanif
Awards:2008-Fiction-Longlist-Booker Prize
Imprint: Clipper Audio
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: C4505
Released: Aug 26, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436107402
Narrator/s: Paul Bhattacharjee
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Mohammed Hanif 's writing is witty and wry-juicily provocative and laced with a plucky, disarmingly charming humorous comportment. A Case of Exploding Mangoes will have readers wondering what really caused a C130 aircraft carrying the Pakistani leader General Zia ul Huq to crash on August 17, 1988.


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A Case of Exploding Mangoes
Product Number: BX00031390
Product Number:C4505
Product Number:Z08550

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Author(s): Mohammed Hanif
Narrator(s): Paul Bhattacharjee
Product Number Z08550
Released: Aug 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490628332
Author(s): Mohammed Hanif
Product Number EB00169762
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307269423

Professional reviews

"This unusual Pakistani story is based on an enduring mystery--what REALLY caused the 1988 plane crash that killed the dictator General Zia-ul-Huq? In a novel that is being compared to CATCH-22, the fictional Ali Shigri is a young military officer who is questioning various explanations of the accident (including a too- bountiful mango crop!). Narrator Paul Bhattacharjee expertly captures the distinctions of old and young voices and perspectives in this poetic, though very graphic, novel. While there are many clever asides and witticisms, this is also the sad tale of a troubled nation by one of its own. And, like the cause of the plane crash, Ali and his friend Obaid's true relationship is never fully revealed. The painful conclusion includes a beautiful recitation from the Koran. S.G.B. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"